Distance from Galle – 8.7 km (17 minutes)
Introduction to Pitiwella Beach
Pitiwella Beach is situated in Pitiwella village in Galle. It is a great area to enjoy away from the hustle and bustle of the Galle Fort but not too far away from the historic Dutch Fort either. There are many restaurants in the surrounding area.
Charm of Pitiwella Beach
Pitiwella Beach is popular for fishing, boat safari, diving and for viewing beautiful corals. It is a great place to get into a chat with locals and also to try some local cuisines, especially seafood. Many of the villagers take wooden boats out to the sea for fishing which they do for a living. Tucked away from the busy city of Galle, the Pitiwella Beach is a relatively unspoiled and calm beach area.
Getting to Pitiwella Beach
From Galle travel approximately 8.7 km along the Colombo – Galle Main Road passing Ginthota until Pitiwella to reach the Pitiwella Beach.